Most Romantic Restaurants in San Diego
Have a night on the town this Valentine's Day with these romantic restaurants
Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and with it comes the crushing pressure to make flawless romantic plans. Making the timid trek to a nice restaurant over Valentine’s Day weekend is sometimes scary—the crowds! the harried staff!—and often hit or miss. When planning for Valentine’s Day, it’s important to do your research and make reservations at a beautiful, romantic restaurant that you know will exceed your lover’s expectations. Dazzle them with your ability to handle the pressure of Valentine’s Day, and find your way to one of the most romantic restaurants in San Diego.
What could be more romantic than classic French food? Located in Escondido, Bellamy’s is an upscale farm-to-table restaurant that serves predominantly French food. The ambiance of Bellamy’s is sweet and romantic. Bellamy’s offers soothing live music and an elegant decor. The main dining room of the restaurant looks very sleek and classic, with comfortable plush white chairs and simple soft lighting. Though Bellamy’s does not have a stellar view or romantic terrace, it does produce amazing food. Bellamy’s offers some delicious entrees—such as their pastas and their duck breast—but Bellamy’s cuisine that really shines are their decadent desserts. From a crème brûlée to their chocolate mousse, Bellamy’s offers some truly to-die-for desserts. The stunning restaurant is offering a special prix fixe menu on Valentine’s Day with suggested wine pairings, to give guests an idyllic experience.
Located in the heart of Del Mar, The Addison at The Grand Del Mar is the only five-star restaurant within San Diego. Though the restaurant is on the expensive side, dining at Addison isn’t about the ambiance or the view; it’s about the experience. Patrons are treated to an extensive, multi-course nightly tasting menu to be enjoyed over several hours. The various courses offer delectable flavor combinations meant to make your mouth water, and the menu changes seasonally. The menu for Addison is known for using seasonal California ingredients in their dishes. Even better, Addison has an extensive wine list, and the sommeliers know how to properly pair different glasses of wine with each course, producing ideal and complex flavor pairings. Take heed: Addison is one of the most expensive restaurants in San Diego, but for those who truly love food, dining at Addison can be an unforgettable experience.
In the penthouse of The Centre at Lexus Escondido sits Vintana, a restaurant owned by the prolific Cohn Restaurant Group. Vintana’s menu is dominated by delicious seafood options, like their oysters, crab cakes, and lobster tail. The main dining room of the restaurant as a whole boasts beautiful cascading chandeliers that—when lit—almost look like falling stars. Dine at Vintana just around sunset to be treated to a prime view of the evening sky through Vintana’s large picture windows that overlook Escondido. In addition to their main dining room, Vintana offers many distinct amenities, such as a fire pitt, outdoor fire tables and cabanas, and a large private dining room. The fire pits and the cozy dining room make Vintana the perfect place for an evening meal on a cool winter night.
Bertrand at Mister A’s
Situated near Balboa Park, Bertrand at Mister A’s is an upscale restaurant that serves modern American cuisine. Bertrand at Mister A’s offers some decadent classic foods: braised short ribs, duck confit, and rack of lamb, to name a few. However, what makes Bertrand at Mister A’s stand out as a romantic restaurant is the breathtaking view that it offers of the San Diego skyline and the bay. Bertrand at Mister A’s features an outdoor terrace that gives guests a flawless look at Downtown San Diego. Is it too chilly to sit on the terrace? That’s not a problem; the main dining room features large windows that look out at the city. No matter where patrons sit in Bertrand at Mister A’s, they are guaranteed to be treated to a spectacular view that can’t be found anywhere else in San Diego.